Nobody Wants ML, AI, and Analytics.
They want a UX that provides indispensable decision support, useful insights, and actionable intelligence.
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Customers want simple, well-designed decision support tools and UX’s that are actionable. Businesses want to see value from data and adoption of data-driven decision making. However, the UX that is afforded to is often simply a byproduct of the analytics team’s engineering, or, at best, “data viz” efforts—and it’s not working. A decade later, success rates for data projects remain unchanged, despite vendor/BI tooling improvements. What are BI/analytics teams still missing? Design.
In many cases, machine learning needs to be deployed to augment human decision making, not automate it. What are you doing to account for this dependency on the success of your data product?
Self-reflecting on #BLM, the makeup of my podcast guests to date, racism, and the responsibilities of consultants with platforms and audiences in fighting injustice.
I performed a rapid UI/UX and data visualization audit on the MITRE Covid-19 Healthcare Coalition Decision Support Dashboard. Watch it here, and see my recommended design changes the team should make.
How to avoid spending 6-8 months on a technically right, effectively wrong model. Are you successful with ML if nobody uses your solution, model, or application?
Covid-19 presents a major disruption to our lives and businesses. However, sanitizing your hands isn’t the only thing you data leaders need to be considering. Your data product, dashboards, or UI may also need to be cleaned up. No hard-to-find Clorox wipes needed; just some good design thinking centered around your customers.
My conversations and research suggest that individual contributor UX designers and data scientists share one thing in common: it’s often a challenge to “get to do the job I was hired for.” People, process, and political roadblocks at every turn—so what can you do about it if this is you? And if you’re managing these people, what are you doing to ensure these people don’t leave?
It takes more than math and technical skills to develop simple, useful, and usable decision support solutions. It starts with problem clarity, customer empathy and…